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    Hi TSR

    I'm considering applying for a full-time degree level course and wasn't sure about whether I'd be eligible for funding. Partly because of my age (54) and partly because I did receive finance (I think!) in the early 90s for a one-year National Diploma and a two-year HND. The subject I'd like to start now is not the same as my previous qualification. Any advice would be great.

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    Tony
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    (Original post by Tony Morris)
    Hi TSR

    I'm considering applying for a full-time degree level course and wasn't sure about whether I'd be eligible for funding. Partly because of my age (54) and partly because I did receive finance (I think!) in the early 90s for a one-year National Diploma and a two-year HND. The subject I'd like to start now is not the same as my previous qualification. Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
    Tony
    Hi Tony,

    You will be pleased to know that your age will not be a barrier,as long as you are under the age of 60 on the first day of the academic year, you will be eligible for support.

    We do take your previous study into account when calculating your entitlement.

    On the information you have provided, you will be entitled to full support Tuition Fee, Maintenance loan and Supplementary Grants if applicable, if you undertake a one year top -up course to take your qualification to degree level.

    Alternatively if you wish to start a full undergraduate course, because of your previous study, year one, you would be entitled to a maintenance loan only, subsequent years you would receive full support.

    Many universities will accept you into year two of an undergraduate course, because you already hold an HND, then you would have full support for the length of the course.

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    (Original post by Rona SFE)
    Hi Tony,

    You will be pleased to know that your age will not be a barrier,as long as you are under the age of 60 on the first day of the academic year, you will be eligible for support.

    We do take your previous study into account when calculating your entitlement.

    On the information you have provided, you will be entitled to full support Tuition Fee, Maintenance loan and Supplementary Grants if applicable, if you undertake a one year top -up course to take your qualification to degree level.

    Alternatively if you wish to start a full undergraduate course, because of your previous study, year one, you would be entitled to a maintenance loan only, subsequent years you would receive full support.

    Many universities will accept you into year two of an undergraduate course, because you already hold an HND, then you would have full support for the length of the course.

    Thanks Rona
    Thanks Rona

    Would many unis accept me onto year two of an undergrad course even if the subject was completely different??

    Tony
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    Hi Tony,

    We can only provide you with advice about Student Finance and the funding part of your application. For information about being accepted onto year two you would be best to contact the Admissions team at the University you were looking to attend and they should be able to give you some further guidance around this.

    Thanks


    Laura
 
 
 
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